At 95 years old, Marie Cassidy has played more than a few rounds of golf on the New Hope Village Golf Course.
"I usually do good here," said Cassidy. "People who like golf, they like it. I don't know why."
Cassidy tees off here sometimes twice a week and offers this advice to golfers: "Just get out and hope it doesn't rain."
This spring, her luck rang true. Precipitation was below average and temperatures were above, which was good news for golfers and golf course managers alike.
"The season's been very good. It got off to a wonderful start," said Mark Severson, recreational facilities manager at Village Golf Course. "After last year, even with bad start and then got so hot in July, it was one of the worst years I've ever seen."
Severson says the course is seeing 25 percent more business so far this year, which was very much needed. The course opened up two weeks earlier than normal, like other area courses.
"We've had our earliest start ever," said Don Berry, head golf professional at Edinburgh USA. "We opened March 17, which was 11 days better than previous opening."
At Edinburgh USA, there were twice as many rounds of golf played in May as there were last year. So far, June looks like another strong month.
"We've had a really great start. Everyday seems to get busier," said Berry.
Golfing is going so well at Centerbrook Golf Course in Brooklyn Center that managers are expanding youth leagues and offering summer specials to keep people coming out to the course. Manager Steve Makowske reports a 20 percent increase in golfers this spring.
In New Hope, a mild summer morning brings out golfers of all ages. It's most popular for teens and beginners and seniors.
While it wasn't a great morning for 95-year-old Marie Cassidy on the course, if the weather's right, she'll be out here plenty more this summer.
"I have to walk, so I better keep at it," said Cassidy.